Photographer's Note

Every year; millions of people come to Makkah for their religious rituals, the insight that not everybody knows about; a fraction of those millions doesn't leave Makkah (every year), and stay illegally, which have created (over decades and decades) an enormous problem in Saudi Arabia.

The story doesn't stop here, those who stayed; are getting married and delivering children, all of them are illegal. Latest statistics are showing thousands (in double-digits) of people from different countries around the world are living without education, medical and a simple ID card. Although the government is trying their best to accommodate those people into the society, as its getting difficult to export them back to their countries (since many of them never saw their mother country, and those countries wont accept them simply because they cannot verity any information about their origin).

Its a total mess... and that mess is somehow converted into the above image... where you find thousands of red bricks houses being built over Makkah interior mountains.


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